We are always looking for the best online drum lessons and we’ve definitely found another great online source. With years of touring and recording experience in bands such as East Coast, The Crazy Carls, and Stockholm, Adam Tuminaro aka The Orlando Drummer decided to share his experience and drum education with us all. I’ve stumbled upon his videos 80% of the time when searching for new online drum lessons on Youtube.
It’s hard to filter out the good online lessons from the bad, regardless if they’re free or not. You don’t want to invest any time and/or money into learning new bad habits. We already have enough of our own!
Luckily for all us drummers out there looking to expand our knowledge, there exist guys with serious drumming skills like Adam Tuminaro. Extremely well-spoken and well versed, Adam is able to thoroughly explain every hit, every groove and drum fills like no other drum teacher. His delivery is simple and his tips are easily digested and absorbed. I suggest testing him out using his free lessons like this one:
Free vs Subscription
If this video has caught your eye, there are a few more that you can take advantage of before becoming a full member. His extensive library of drum lessons is accessible through membership only. Not only is it an impressive growing collection of videos but he also ventures outside the drummer’s box. For example, you will find some exclusive videos related to drumming like drum micing, mixing drums, social media marketing as a musician and much more.
You’re probably asking yourself, why should I subscribe to another drum lesson? There is no real answer. The question you should be really asking yourself is, how much more do I want to learn as a drummer? If the answer is, knowledge is power (or some other cheesy saying), then go for it! Start with a monthly subscription. You don’t want to be a member anymore? Easy, send him an email and cancel your membership.
If you are a beginner drummer or you just started to learn the drums, I do not suggest a paid subscription just yet. Watching Adam’s free videos can be used for inspiration but there are no beginner drum videos intended for you just yet. You may want to head to my review on Drumeo.com first.
For all intermediate and advanced drummers out there, Adam’s got a lot to show you on the drum kit and his library continues to grow with more videos and masterclasses. With 23 lesson packs, 93 groove and fill lessons and 56 masterclasses, you will keep busy with over 100 hours of video lessons and 35+ hours of jam tracks.
Not convinced yet? Follow Adam on your social media platform of choice: Instagram, Twitter, and his two Facebook and pages here and here, and keep up to date with his free weekly videos that will keep you informed with a preview of new lessons and loops.
What’s a loop?
A super cool section that Adam offers is an extensive library of loops. For those who do not know what a loop is, it’s basically a drum-less play-along made exclusively for drummers. Basically, they are songs with no drum beats. No matter what genre or tempo, you can filter through rock, jazz, pop, metal, country and so on. If you don’t feel you need to subscribe but want access to some of his loops, this can be done through the Shop Loops section.
Whether you’re a jazz drummer or just want to hold a backbeat on a rhythm section, these loops are intended for drummers to be creative. Step out of that 4/4 box and pick up a loop!
Want to go one on one with Adam? No problem. Adam makes this possible by offering 1-hour drum lessons on Skype. Just let Adam know through a simple online form about yourself and what you’re looking to learn and book your time slot as soon as possible. No matter the skill level, if you want that personalized lesson, now’s your chance. Be sure to check his website for the next available lesson.
As someone who is eager to learn, it is important to remain consistent. Prepare a decent practice schedule and stick to it. If you don’t feel that you are progressing then try evaluating yourself; hit the record button on your phone and record your progress. Listen to yourself playing drums often. You may hear where you’re going wrong. If you’ve got electronic drums, recording your performance is even easier.
No one can become Neil Peart overnight so don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel like you’re advancing. Keep in mind that Adam’s got most genres covered so maybe take it down a notch and try something else. His step by step procedures will keep you going. Keep up to date with Adam and he’ll surely keep you learning more and more and more importantly, stay consistent on that drum set!
Are you unsure about your pursuit to drum mastery and are thinking about trying out some guitar lessons? Check out our JamPlay review and find out if they’re right for you!